New DKNY Designer Rachel Bilson Can Neither Sketch Nor Sew

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  • DKNY Jeans has announced a "partnership" with Rachel Bilson, who will be doing her own denim line for the brand. "Fans of 'The O.C.' really like DKNY Jeans, and I know they make great stuff, so I thought it could be good... I can't draw at all, so I won't be doing any sketches, but I am learning to sew," she says. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Good for designer Bradley Bayou for organizing a forum on the fashion industry and eating disorders. Bayou said fashion editors and the CFDA are at great fault for the growing number of young women developing eating disorders: "We have girls getting very sick because they can't beat the system and look like what's on the cover of the magazine...There are two ways to become a size zero: Starve yourself or take drugs. Or both. And yes, [models] all do it." [WWD, sub req'd]
  • "She is a very modest woman." That's Fashion Fringe co-founder Colin McDowell on Donatella Versace. Um, sure. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Guess: Launching an eco-friendly capsule collection in April. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Make your own score for Miuccia Prada's trippy and twisted animated short "Trembling Blossoms" on [WWD, 1st item]
  • Not gonna lie: I sorta want a Jean-Michel Basquiat Uniqlo t-shirt. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Alber Elbaz has started designing bridal for the House of Lanvin under the label Collection Blanche which — oh the irony — contains very few white dresses. [Vogue UK]
  • The 2008 international fur and leather exhibition, Mifur, will be paying special homage to the late fashion designer Gianfranco Ferre, who loved him an animal pelt like it was nobody's business. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • French Connection's profits are down 22% this year. FCUK! [Independent]
  • Diddy vs. J.Lo: Battle of the fragrances! [BellaSugar]
  • Henry Holland Easter eggs: Just what humanity needs. [Sassybella]
  • What? Men do more shopping online than women? [WSJ]



She's learning to sew so she can physically, actually put together each and every piece for the DKNY line? That would be a new step for celebrity fashion, but not really a good one. If her sewing skills resemble mine everything will be ill-fitting and fall apart after 1 wear.